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civil rights movement ad 1965 voting rights act. we have seen what it means to keep people away from the polls. that's a dark time for this nation. that's not something we want to go back to. >> one of the things i've noticed that we're supposed have it on tuesday historically. is there anything that by statute or by constitution that requires it to be on a tuesday? or is that something that we can look at as -- new word democracy she left two days and they usually declared its a nonwork day so it gives people an ability to get out there and vote. is there something that i don't understand about this designation of tuesday's? >> if you look at it it has a lot to do with the way our society was configured many years ago in a query and society. and tuesday was a great day, i do know, for market research or something along those lines but we are in a different time, a different erika and i think a lot, some the things states are doing with regard to expanding voting to weekends makes a lot of sense. people have to work generally on tuesdays. they are not bringing crops from the field in
like a jewuly 4th parade or a civil rights march or street theatre. i feel americans have the right to enjoy and use and discourse in our great streets and great sca squares. the boston common just in my backyard, these are important places for us to go to safely. >> as a marathoner, somebody who's been so involved in what seems at least from the outside like marathon culture, not even sure if that's the way you think about it. i top out at two miles, then i fall down. as somebody who's been so involved for so many decades, when you think ahead about the future here, do you imagine these events looking different in the future as we try to balance safety and freedom, and the kind of joy these events are associated with for you we're thinking about that now and in the fall, we had hurricane sandy canceling the new york city marathon at the last moment. it is weighing heavily on our minds now. there are going to be people, let's face it, great runners, who are going to decide not the spend 3 or $4,000 across the country to a big marathon where they might feel threatened, but i've talke
, very troubling. we're still waiting for a response to my letter calling for reform of the civil rights division, especially the voting section. a recent inspector genre view showed a longstanding pattern of dysfunctional harassment -- this is the ig. this isn't a member of congress up here, this is your own ig appointed by you. you must have had some impact. showed a longstanding pat everybody of dis-- pat turn of dysfunction, harassment and demands a strong response. the inspector general referred remaining personnel to the department for possible discipline. an administrative action, maybe no administrative action taken. andssed concern about continued policies that should cast doubt on impartiality of the voting section. i recommended independent, outside review. outside to make reform recommendations. surely this is something that we n put into motion. yet i've seen no action op your behalf. and in the area of executive use of agency aircraft, i'm troubled by the gao report that 41% of the everyone to general travel for 2007 to 2011 was for personal reasons. while i know the attorn
this is all over. i am worried how far this is going to take away our civil rights. weple are going to say, "now need to have guns." we could have caught him so much easier -- it was black powder they used in the bombs. we should say we should restrict all voting power -- all bloating r.wder hos host: why you think that is necessary? putting upple are this may be a bigger agenda to take away our rights. it is really has me worried. in willxt up is kurt montt, ohio on our line for republicans. you are on "washington journal caller: i am in agreement with what was previously said. all one has to do is take a google operations: gladio. within three minutes of exposing all of the navy seals at the finish line, news programs began changing their stories. he decided to present a possible suspect and all of the stories had to have changed. anotherration chose false flag. everyone should google operations: northwood and operations: gladio. this has all the earmarks. is all i have to say. host: that as curt in will montt, ohio. we have to remain from new york on our line in democrats. i think the t
sometimes takes a long time to pass, civil rights legislation, health care reform. what remains to be seen is if there is the power and solidarity and commitment of people saying we are going to make this a decade's long crusade to get something done. that sometimes is the formula to get things passed through congress. illinois, independent line, good morning. caller: my comment about immigration and the news media is that the news media abuse everything through the political process. it is always about the eternal elections, who is ahead, who is behind, who is going to benefit. i wish the media would spend more time covering the american people. what is going on with real people in america? i recommend you get out of the beltway, get out of manhattan, and see how real americans live. the big problem in america is our trade laws, or open borders, driving down the wage levels in america. average american people are having a very difficult time making a living. the idea that you can open up immigration and let millions and millions of people into this country is asinine. corporate media like
. you would not have had it and not a series of civil rights pieces of sieve legislation pass given the way this senate operates. >> it's about leadership. david? >> i agree. >> on both sides of pennsylvania avenue -- >> we have had arguments on this show before about barack obama. i'm disappointed in him. i think he wasn't strong enough. i agree with, sadly, with maureen's column. >> i go back to what an ambassador from the middle east told me in year one about president obama. i thought he was extraordinarily moving at the state of the union. but said from the mistake they make, richard, i'm sure you heard this a lot. mistake they make at the white house in twine they blebelieve speech is the end instead of the speech the mean to get to the end. you start there. but you have to do the lyndon johnson, the george w. bush which is -- >> you think they are. the most salient fact in maureen's column is the person they are sending up to the hill is practically invisible. they think they are bending ears and doing politics but it's so ineffectual the result is what the result was. >> i'v
a reflection from the chair of the new england interfaith council and the civil rights outreach director of the american islamic -- the american isla mic congress. >> in the name of god, the most compassionate and most merciful, mr. president, governor patrick, mayor menino, and fellow citizens, we are gathered together to mourn the loss of life in a criminal attack on our community. what happened on monday has shocked and horrified us, but it has also brought us together. i ask you to share the message my my community's culture.-- , community scripture. i want tcisa t ld i was living at the time in damascus, syria. one afternoon while walking back home from school, i experienced the terror of a car bomb that exploded on my route. i will never forget the sound of the blast, the rush of hy, and the anger and the fear. these feelings returned on monday. it is a line from the muslim holy scripture, the passage declares it is inspired by the jewish tradition, that "whoever kills a soul, it is as if he had killed mankind entirely, and whoever saves a life, it is as if he saved all of mankind.
that determination, then why wouldn't we let, you know, right-wing sue prem civils who actually killed killed approximately 200 americans in 2012 make that determination for us. make sort of we are in a grandiose environment, we are warriors as opposed to common criminals who should be should be investigated and based on that investigation prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law? many people have made grandiose claims about wanting to be in a war. how that ends up getting decided is based on facts on the ground. it is based on law and facts not on suppositions or on the grandiose claims of people who would like to be bigger than they are. >> host: him ma shamsi with the aclu, american civil libertis. and cliff may, foundation for defense of democracies. he writes a weekly column distributed by scripps howard news service and contributes to nationalreview.online, townhall.com among other publications a lot of folks want to talk to you. let's get back to the lines. charles, wood bridge, virginia, republican, go ahead. >> caller: thanks. you know i am a republican and i am an american obviou
of it, it would have allegedly violated the amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. walking down an american city, the threat. the background check a dastardly attack on civil liberties. >> stephanie: interesting stuff. >> more than 30,000 americans i don't in gun violence every year compared to the 17 who died last year in terrorist attacks. >> stephanie: i don't know if you've seen this on facebook. picture of dzhokhar. >> stephanie: it is like a batman movie. cone heads and batman are melding in my head. so yes, there is a picture of him. the guy in the hospital. became an american citizen on september 11th, 2012, let's pass the immigration bill. somebody posted yeah, about that. adam lanza born a u.s. citizen catholic caucasian slaughtered 26. jared loughner, slaughtered six wounded 12 tucson. james holmes, born a u.s. citizen, slaughtered 12 in aurora. klebold, both caucasians, wounded 24, columbine. eric rudolph christian caucasian, slaughtered two. tim mcveigh born a u.s. citizen, roman catholic, slaughtered 168, wounded over 800 in oklahoma city. >> will they stop at noth
him right before he was injured. i read that in a newspaper on sunday. , we need thents information. we are at war and they are guilty. .bsolutely enemy combatants host: here is the american civil liberties union releasing a statement on this subject on saturday. that's the american civil liberties union. we will be discussing this issue and taking your calls for the next half hour on the washington journal wrote. we want to give your preview of this week on congress. we are joined by steven dennis of roll call. guest: it's great to be here. tell us about the highlights this week including immigration hearing at 10:00. guest: with another immigration hearing inhe sene judiciy.il mo, basically. expandede who oppose immigration rights will be keeping the focuwhether or not jobs are going to be lost. senator jeff sessions has been leading the fight against more immigration, legal or illegal, by basically saying that if you , that willmmigrants take jobs away from low-skilled american workers and drive their wages down. you also have this bipartisan compromise now. so you will have a lo
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